Fla. Museum lecture Sept. 24 explores new evidence of fossil porcupine

September 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History graduate student Alex Hastings will describe new evidence of a fossil porcupine from Haile, Fla. in his lecture from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 as part of the Florida Museum’s Science Sunday lecture series.

In his presentation, “Bridging the Continents: The Porcupine Enters North America,” Hastings will discuss how this missing link can contribute to the understanding of porcupine evolution and what it can tell us about Florida’s environment 2 million years ago.

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Writer: Lauren Williams